Friday, May 15, 2015

G!veaway!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fabled by Vanessa K. Eccles

Ever dreamed of a life that reads more like a book? Rowena did until she stumbled into a fairy tale that wasn't so friendly.

Fabled by Vanessa K. Eccles
Publisher: Bound and Brewed 
Young adult fantasy/fairy tale


Rowena thinks the Grimm’s infamous podcasts are simply another teen fad until she finds herself trapped in a land of nightmarish storybook characters. She tries desperately to flee Mezzanine and return home, but Dresdem, Mezzanine’s wicked monarch, plans to use Rowena’s access to her world to bring dark magic and absolute rule into Georgia and beyond.

But when Rowena’s dear friend Madeline falls into Dresdem’s grasp, her battle with him becomes war, and all hopes of home are temporarily thwarted. With the help of an invisible hero, a beast, and an owl, she sets out to free Madeline from a deadening sleep. But Rowena must become her own hero when she finds herself bound by the kingdom’s darkest family. She must make the ultimate choice – align herself with her enemies or live on the run forever. 

Excerpt:

“Heads or tails?” Lil asked as she opened the door and stood in front of me.
“Tales.”
“When are you going to learn that heads always wins?” She snickered and rolled her eyes in amazement of my apparent naivety.
“Not always. Besides, tales are more interesting.”
Not understanding my word play, she shrugged and searched her pockets for a coin.
I leaned into the porch swing, coffee and book in hand, and watched as autumn's first leaves sunsetted the deadening grass. I rested the mug on my knee and let the cool breeze sway me back and forth while I waited.
Trying to ignore my little sister's attempts to aggravate me, I looked down at the fantastical book in my hands and realized how beloved, yet unrealistic it seemed. Most of us lead relatively dull lives and are content but never satisfied. The “happily ever afters” they crammed in our minds as children were merely lies, but I couldn’t help but dream of an adventure like the one I was holding. I wanted my life to be epic. Who was I kidding? Only characters in our favorite stories experienced magical lives. Mine had already been planned out for me go to college, land a mediocre job, get married, and have 1.8 perfectly groomed, smiling children. That was it. The end.

Links: Amazon | Smashwords Goodreads
(See author's website for all available outlets.)


Meet the Author: Vanessa K. Eccles graduated Troy University with a degree in English. She currently serves as executive editor of Belle Rêve Literary Journal and is founder of the book blog YA-NASisterhood. When she’s not writing or devouring books, she enjoys the lake life with her Prince Charming and their four dogs.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Adult Scavenger Hunt



Welcome to New Adult Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was inspired as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!
Go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the TEAM Red–but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page.
***THE SCAVENGER HUNT***
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my lucky book number. Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors on Team Blue, and then add them up. (Don’t worry, you can use a calculator!)

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by April 26th, at noon Eastern Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

LET THE HUNT BEGIN!


SCAVENGER HUNT POST

Today, I am hosting Bethany Lopez for the scavenger hunt.


Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.


Find out more information by checking out her website.

***EXCLUSIVE CONTENT***


Here's Bethany's exclusive content from 8 Weeks, book 1 in the Time for Love series:

This scene takes place before the book begins, the night that Cal, TJ and Scott are in Vegas for Scott's Bachelor Party.

"I don't know that I can honestly say congratulations, since you are marrying Victoria, but I can say that I wish you all the best," TJ said in what had to be the hundredth toast to our buddy Scott that night. 

"Shut up, man, you don't know her like I do," Scott argued, his words slurring slightly. "You don't know her like I do."

"I hope that's true, brother," I said, tossing back my tequila and swaying slightly.

None of us liked Victoria. She may have been a nice person, but she never gave anyone in our group the time of day, so how the hell would we know. She came from money, and liked Scott because he did too, even though he was nothing like her

Scott had basically spent his childhood in my home, more a member of my family than his own, and it gutted me to think of him marrying that woman. 

I thought about my own wife, Shelly, the girl I'd been in love with since the moment our eyes met when we were sixteen, and I wished that Scott could find a woman like her. Or shit, like Gaby or Sasha. They were Shelly's best friends and a couple of the best women I knew.

"I love her guys," Scott said, his face blurring a bit. "I need you to make more of an effort to get along with her... The tension between you all is tearing me apart."

TJ handed each of us another shot and said, "Bottoms up. This one's to us, may we be there for all the weddings, babies, and hard times, and always make time for each other."

"Amen," Scott said.

"Here, here," was my reply, but when I brought the shot to my lips and the sickeningly sweet smell hit, my stomach began to start a revolt. "I gotta get out of here."

"What?" Scott asked, "You can't bail now!"

"I drank way too much, man, and I'm starting to feel sick."

After a lot of arguing, they finally relented and walked me out to hail a cab.

"I can't believe you're being such a pussy on Scott's last night as a free man," TJ said, getting one last jab in as I lowered myself into the cab.

I faintly registered Scott giving the cab driver directions and cash for the trip, then waved sloppily as we pulled away from my friends, before I fell to the my side and drifted off.

I woke what felt like a few moments later and looked up to see a beautiful blonde. I seemed to have my head in her lap and she was bent over me, with her breasts falling out of her tight dress.

"It's okay..." she cooed, and I realized she was talking about the fact that there was vomit all over her dress.

Shit, did I throw up on her? Was I still in the cab? Who the hell is she?

I couldn't seem to form the words and started to loose focus again. The last thing I heard before I passed out was, "We need to get some food in you."


***8 WEEKS BLURB***

Is eight weeks enough time to earn back the love of someone you've betrayed...the only one you've ever loved?

Shelly has been in love with Cal since they started dating in eleventh grade. Despite everyone saying that the odds were against them, they got married after graduation and built a life together. Now, six years later, she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Devastated, her first instinct is to call it quits…

After a drunken binge at his best friends’ bachelor party, Cal betrays the one person who has always been there for him, his wife, Shelly. Terrified and realizing she might divorce him, Cal must come up with a way to prove to her that his love is true…

Cal asks Shelly for eight weeks. Eight weeks to convince her that their marriage is worth the fight. Will Shelly be able to trust him again, or will their marriage end the way many others do when faced with opposition… In divorce?


In honor of the NA Scavenger Hunt, I'm hosting a special giveaway. Be sure to enter.

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To enter the mega prize for the Scavenger hunt, you need to know that my lucky book number is 6. Right now, between my husband and I and our three boys, our family is five, but come November, it's gonna be 6!


Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team Red and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

***CONTINUE THE HUNT***

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Mary Frame!
GOOD LUCK!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

99 Cent Book Blast

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Over 175 ebooks from over 150 authors--including USA Today Bestsellers--are on sale for 99 cents, including my BLOODLUST!
 
This promo will last only April 10th, 11th, and 12th. Find paranormal, fantasy, romance, and much more. Don't forget to tell your friends so they can one-click too!

Visit the 99 Cent Book Blast.

BLOODLUST blurb:

In a world torn by prejudice and hatred, six races struggle for supremacy.

Barbarian-Princess Ivy is unwilling to allow her father to provoke the other races into war and forms an unlikely alliance with Lukor the goliath to save her people from utter destruction. Unbeknownst to her, Lukor blames the barbarians for murdering his sister and plans on sabotaging her goal.

Almost despite each other, they grow to respect one another on their journey to decode secret messages from the trolls. But nothing Ivy can do will prevent the war as her father is blinded by Bloodlust and incites it himself. Not even killing him and becoming Barbaroness can stop the tide. And when Bloodlust claims Ivy, forcing her to kill everyone in her path, she must make a choice to destroy even Lukor, who she may have started to fall for, and him her in return.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

YA Scavenger Hunt



Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PINK TEAM--but there is also a teal team, a purple team, an orange team, a green team, a gold team, a blue team, and a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the pink team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by DATE, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST



Today, I am hosting Cidney Swanson on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Cidney Swanson is an award-winning writer of Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy including The Ripple Trilogy and The Saving Mars Series. SAVING MARS (Kirkus, starred) was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 and was an honor book for the SCBWI Spark Award 2014. When she’s not writing, Cidney is distracted by shiny things such as books with raised foil covers, macarons in jars, and stars set against an inky night sky. She is conversant in the following geekdoms: Star Trek, Shakespeare, and Ballet. Cidney lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband, three kids, two cats, and entirely too much rain.

Find out more information by checking out the her website or find more about the Saving Mars here!

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT


Jessamyn, a young pilot living on Mars, yearns to fly a ship to Earth, bringing food back as a heroic Mars Raider. When disaster decimates the colony's food supply, she gets the chance. Breaking rules of secrecy and no contact between the estranged Mars colony and Earth, Jess finds an ally in Pavel, nephew to a government official on Earth, but their mutual attraction only makes the choice before her more agonizing: stay and rescue her brother or return and save her planet?

The Bonus Content for Cidney's Mars series is a sneak peak Cover Reveal for Book Five in the SAVING MARS series, STRIKING MARS.



Amazing cover, isn't it? I'm so thrilled to be the one to share it with you all.

I'm also having a special giveaway just for the Scavenger Hunt. Be sure to enter!

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And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Cidney Swanson, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 3, for my three boys. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the pink team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, T.H. Hernandez!